Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Chronicles from Buenos Aires | MALBA

In our recent visit to Buenos Aires, the walk through Palermo district ended with a visit to MALBA – Museo de Arte LatinoAmericano de Buenos Aires. Not being possible, in the four days we spent in the city, visiting more than one museum, we decided  for the MALBA to be one were we would have the opportunity to see the works of different artists less represented in European museums. I do not lie if I say that the names of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera weighed heavily in the decision.

As the museum’s website informs “The exhibition is divided into four main areas: the variants of modernity and avant-garde Latin American ’20s; a set of paintings of the 30s and 40s, which reflects the diversity of surrealism and affirmation art / politics as the focus of production and reflection, abstract, concrete, visual and kinetic trends that developed in Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, and contemporary art from the new figurative painting, pop, minimalism and conceptualism to the scene of years 80, with the return to painting. “

The building where the museum is installed  has a very appealing architecture with interiors full of light and dynamism. However, perhaps due to my high expectations, the main collection let me a little disappointed, especially with the (few) exhibited works of artists that I was more eager to see. However, some works and art installations  have surprised me very positively.

Before we see the exhibition, we had lunch in the restaurant Cafe des Arts, adjacent to the Museum. The terrace is a delight and the dishes are really appetizing. We ate pasta and salads, but one also can enjoy beautiful sandwiches (saw some pass) or have tea or a snack in the afternoon. Recommend!

All the pictures (from various origins) find in Pinterest

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
C1425CLA Buenos Aires
Phone: +54 11 4808 6500

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices:

Thursday to Monday and Holidays: 12:00 to 20:00
Wednesday: 12:00 to 21:00

Adults - 100$ | Students, teachers and seniors: $50 | Children under 5 / People with disabilities  - free

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